It was the snake featured on the front. He took me months and I had to learn how to increase and decrease but it was worth it. It was just a row of knit then a row of purl and apart from the head and the tail that was it. I was really pleased with the finished product and he still has pride of place on the back of the sofa. I used buttons from my Nana for the eyes and ribbon for the tongue from my friend Dr Lucy. And here he is:
I LOVE him!
I've only made one other pattern from the book (more about that later) but it was really easy to follow. Considering it was the first pattern I'd ever read I was pleasantly surprised at how well he turned out.
I couldnt believe how much knitting 'stuff' there was on the internet. I had bought a book with the needles but wasnt entirely sure I was doing what they said. So I Googled it.
There are so many You Tube videos about knitting, all the stitches and their variations that I was soon able to knit, purl, increase and decrease.
I bought some fluffy wool to make myself a scarf and worked for weeks on it but soon got bored.
I can't remember where the inspiration for these came from other than the inordinate amount of coffee my colleagues and I drink and the fact that it had hit minus temperatures but these were my next little project.
I made up the patterns as I went. I'll try to write them one day and add them on here if I ever work out how.
I made the dark purple one for myself and my friend wanted a yellow one. I didnt think a completely yellow one would look so nice covered in coffee stains, hence the blue bits.
They were very popular at work and I got loads of requests but after 3 I was bored and onto my next project ....
So, one day last Christmas I was bored and snowed in and needed something to do. I managed to get the car as far as my Mum's house in Amersham and therefore the craft shop so bought myself some 3ply wool they had in their sale and some 3mm needles.
This is the result....
There are a few holes and I didnt finish with the same number of stitches that I started with but I really enjoyed it. My friend's mum laughed when she saw it but I was proud- and hooked.
Welcome to our Blog. I set this Blog up to follow our knitting adventures (and because I have a million other more important things to do but, clearly, Blogging was far more urgent!). I taught myself to knit last year and have now become a little obsessed. I finished knitting a bag for myself yesterday but have about 4 other projects going on at the moment. I'm trying to make a baby blanket for a friend of mine and a crocheted granny square throw for the sofa with the hope that the baby blanket will be finished in the 7 weeks I have left before the due date and that the throw is finished before the winter.